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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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Cat, speak catspeak!

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A crazy young girl with brunette hair
long ago said she must be my mate.

She looked into her book of spells
and conjured a figure eight.

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As each year passes / Como cada año pasa / So vergeht jedes Jahr

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A poem of transition from womb to woman
here in English, Spanish, and German.

English

As each year passes

As each year passes new words
are spoken for fairytales and  tunes.
In the evenings sprites, by day, the birds.
Festive parties with balloons.
The taller you stand, the bluer your eyes.
A song in your heart; how we empathize. Continue reading


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Working hard

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The idea of ‘work’ can mean building a palace or
destroying people and places.

Work can be hard, easy, profitable, masterful, secretive and even stupid.

Work also wears a “suit phrase”
which gives ‘metaphor’ a run for its money. (see below)

The biggest question for OG workers is:
How in the world can clicking a mouse be considered work? Continue reading


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You are a guru if

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The light switch by the door in the off position.
Time to turn the switch on.

The lamp in the center of the ceiling uses power
through the switch to illuminate the room.

Everything in the room is surrounded by the lamp light
except the thing that energizes the lamp. Continue reading


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6-56

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A rush of drumming
pounding
awakens my sleep;
lost forever those final few seconds of bliss
shattered into
clarity
four minutes before the alarm. Continue reading


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String Theory Football in space?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Ever wonder how a String Theory Physicist can teach a Field Goal Kicker
to be 98% accurate,
but would never PLAY football himself,
much less on another planet?

What our sporty Physicist is not saying out loud  
is that Football and String Theory have too much in common to work in space.

What? Continue reading


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This is who I am, right now

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The butcher
the baker
a candlestick maker
A shoulder to cry on
The one who pays
attention to you

A dessert maker experimenting
on our ice cream sundaes
with m&ms
over spoonfuls
of peanut butter Continue reading